Managing Urban America

ISBN-10: 1568029306

ISBN-13: 9781568029306

Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)

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List price: $61.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 7/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342

Robert E. England is professor of political science at Oklahoma StateUniversity. He is the author or coauthor of several books and book chapters. Hisresearch has appeared in a number of journals, including the American PoliticalScience Review, American Journal of Political Science, Social Science Quarterly,Journal of Politics, and Public Administration Review.

John P. Pelissero is professor of political science at Loyola University Chicago. He is the editor of Cities, Politics, and Policy: A Comparative Analysis (2003) and the author of numerous articles on cities. His recent research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science and Urban Affairs Review.

David R. Morgan is professor emeritus at the University of Oklahoma where he was the Henry Bellmon Chair of Public Service and professor of political science.He spent five years in local government including service as the first city managerof Yukon, Oklahoma.

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
About the Authors
The Environment of Urban Management
Managing American Cities in the Twenty-first Century
Introduction: American Cities Continue to Change and Evolve
How and Why American Cities Have Changed
The State of American Cities: Fiscal Affairs
The State of American Cities: Social and Demographic Conditions
How Cities Have Improved Their Management Capacity
Reinventing Government: A Pragmatic Response to Fiscal Crisis
The New Public Management Model: An Academic Response to REGO
Systems Analysis and Local Policymaking
Systems Theory
Citizen Participation in City Government
IT's Child-E-government
Better Management Is Not Enough
Community Values
Institutional Inertia
The Political Environment
Leadership Qualities
The Plan of the Book
Suggested for Further Reading
Cities and the System of Intergovernmental Relations
Intergovernmental Relations
Fiscal Federalism
The States and the Cities
Federal-City and State-City Relations: The Issue of Mandates
Interlocal Relations
Special Districts: A "Special" Type of Decentralization
Mechanisms for Coordination: COGs and MPOs
Suggested for Further Reading
Urban Political Structure
The Reform Movement
The Goals and Assumptions of Municipal Government Reformers
The Characteristics of Reform Government
The Impact of Reform
Forms of City Government
Mayor-Council Government
Council-Manager Government
Ballot Type
Electoral Systems
Judicial and Legislative Intervention
The Initiative, the Referendum, and the Recall
Home Rule and the Legal Status of the City
Suggested for Further Reading
Managing Conflict and Delivering Goods and Services in the Modern City
Urban Policymaking
The Nature of Urban Policy
Policymaking as a Relatively Stable, Orderly Series of Events
Reactive Policymaking
Trifurcated Policymaking: Allocational, Developmental, and Redistributive Policies
Chief Executives
City Managers
Mayor-Manager Relations
The City Council
Council-Manager Relations
Bureaucrats and Policy
Bureaucratic Decision Rules
Bureaucratic Discretion
Citizens' Influences on City Government
Elections and Voting
Political Parties and Interest Groups
Citizen Contacts with Local Government
Suggested for Further Reading
Urban Planning and Development
The Nature of City Planning
Newer Approaches to Planning
Policy Planning
Obstacles to Planning
Planning in a Political Environment
Planning and Politics
Planning Activities
Comprehensive Planning
Urban Economic Development
Economic Development as a Process
The Economic Development Plan
Strategies and Tools for Economic Development
Organizing for and Managing Economic Development
Leading and Managing
The Politics of Urban Development
Consensus Building
Who Participates and Who Benefits
Suggested for Further Reading
Decision Making and Analysis
Approaches to Decision Making
The Rational-Comprehensive Approach
Mixed Scanning
The Garbage-Can Model
Decision-Making Tools
Quantitative Aids
Nonquantitative Aids
Program Analysis and Other Systematic Approaches to Decision Making
The Analysis Process
Analysis and Political Feasibility
Analysis Applications
Information Systems and Computers: Friends of Analysis
The Contributions and Limitations of Analysis
Suggested for Further Reading
Urban Service Delivery
Goals for Service Delivery
Measuring Efficiency and Effectiveness of Urban Services
Performance Measures
Using Measurement Data
Problems in Using Performance Measures
Improvements in Employee Performance
Technological Improvements
Equity of Services: A Political Goal?
Responsiveness in Service Delivery
Alternative Service Delivery
Contracting Out
Competitive Contracting
Intergovernmental Agreements
Implementing and Evaluating Urban Programs
Evaluation Designs
Evaluating Program Evaluation
Citizen Surveys
Conducting the Surveys
Survey Limitations
Suggested for Further Reading
Internal Management Processes
The Management Process: Theory and Practice
Organizations as Open Systems
Scientific Management
Humanistic Management
The Elements of Leadership
Leadership Traits
Leadership Styles
Situational Leadership and the "Master Manager"
Managing for Results: REGO and NPM
Management by Objectives
Total Quality Management
Potential Problems with Management Techniques New to a City
Suggested for Further Reading
Managing Human Resources
Organizing the Personnel Function
Human Resource Management Functions
Compensation and Performance Appraisal
Issues in Human Resource Management
Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
The Courts, EEO, and Selection Procedures
Comparable Worth
Sexual Harassment
Managing Diversity in Municipal Government
Labor-Management Relations
Municipal Unions
Collective Bargaining Procedures
Municipal Unions in Perspective
Suggested for Further Reading
Finance and Budget
Revenue Raising
The Municipal Finance System
Revenue Sources
Revenue-Raising Alternatives
The Politics of Revenue Raising
The Budget Process
The Traditional Approach: Line-Item Budgeting
Budgetary Reform
Reinventing Budgeting
Capital Improvement Planning and Budgeting
Whither City Budgeting?
Managing Municipal Finances
Forming Goals and Objectives
Planning and Budgeting
Reporting and Monitoring
The Integrated Financial Information System
Suggested for Further Reading
The Urban Future
Managing the Urban Future
Management and Leadership in an Age of Permanent Fiscal Crisis
The Job of the Urban Manager
Leadership within the Municipal Organization
Managing Politics
Ensuring Ethical Behavior
Managing the Twenty-first Century At-Risk City
A Call to Service
Suggested for Further Reading
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